Prof. C.S.E Goonawardena

Professor in Community Medicine

Department

Department of Community Medicine

E-mail

sampatha4@yahoo.co.uk

Telephone

Office - +94 11 2881788 Ext: 4176

Academic Qualifications

  • MBBS / 1990 / North Colombo Medical College / Sri Lanka
  • MSc / Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo / Sri Lanka
  • MD / Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo / Sri Lanka
  • DRH / Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine / United Kingdom

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • Life Member, Sri Lanka Medical Association
  • Life Member, College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka
  • Life Member, Sri Lanka Medical Library
  • Life Member, Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka
  • Life Member, Population Association of Sri Lanka

Awards

  • Goonewardena CSE, Rajapakse LR, Wickremasuriya K. “Use of partograph to improve quality of intrapartum and postpartum care in primary care level institutions in Kalutara district”. Annual Scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (2002) Awarded the Sir Nicholas Attygalle Award for paper presented at 115th Sri Lanka
  • Aaquiff UMM, Alwis LLLW, Anuradika GT, Kotigala DSK, Madishani GS, Mendis NST, Pathirage DWJ, Weeramanthri WAD, CSE Goonewardena and Kulatunge M Do those who poison themselves intentionally want to die? Intentional self poisoning in urban Sri Lanka16th annual Academic sessions CCPSL 2011 (first runner up best paper)
  • PBV Kumari, CSE Goonewardena Factors related to timing of first contact with an allopathic medical practitioner, among patients presenting with symptoms of breast cancer in a selected hospital - 30th Anniversary Academic sessions of the PGIM Sessions 2011 (First runner up oral presentation award)
  • Nevinda de Silva, K. Wijerathna, S. Kahatapitiya, Prabath Silva, R. Perera, S Goonewardena Risk factors for growth faltering in 6 -12 months of infancy in selected areas of Sri Lanka Oral- 18th Annual scientific sessions CCPSL September 2013 (runner up award)
  • NMCL Nishshanka, CSE Goonewardena. Factors associated with the knowledge on antenatal care in selected Medical Officer of Health Areas in Anuradhapura District Best poster award, Medical sessions at the 8th International Research conference, Sir John Kotalawela Defence University 2015.
  • KAT Navodani, P Fonseka, CSE Goonewardena. Knowledge of Public Health Midwives in the Kalutara district in relation to domiciliary postnatal care. Awarded third place in oral September 2015 CCPSL sessions.
  • Piyadasa KKLK, CSE Goonewardena. An insight to menstrual hygiene and practices among adolescent girls age above 15 years in Tangalle Educational division. 2nd ICOPH Conference July 2016. Best oral presentation award in Technical session in Adolescent Health.
  • Madushanthi HJH, Wimalasekera SW, Goonewardena CSE, Lenora RSJ, Amarasekera AATD. Nutritional state and cognitive performance of early female adolescents in Galle Municipal Area. 5th Biennial Conference of South Asian Association of Physiologists. November 2016. Nepal. Award for Best Neuroscience research paper
  • Lasanthika TLC, Wanigasuriya JKP, Hettiaratchi UPK, Amarasekara AATD, and Goonewardene CSE. Cultural adaptation and content validation of End Stage Renal Disease - Adherence Questionnaire for Sinhala speaking patients receiving Haemodialysis in Sri Lanka. International Conference on Health Sciences, 2021 Faculty of Medical Sciences University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka on 15th October, 2021. Best Poster presentation, 3rd place
  • Lasanthika TLC, Wanigasuriya JKP, Hettiaratchi UPK, Amarasekara AATD, and Goonewardene CSE. Cultural adaptation and content validation of End Stage Renal Disease – Adherence Questionnaire for Sinhala speaking patients receiving Haemodialysis in Sri Lanka. International Conference on Health Sciences, 2021Faculty of Medical Sciences University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka on 15th October, 2021. Winner Best Poster presentation, Session of Clinical Medicine, Quality and Safety
  • Maternal and child health
  • Reproductive health
  • Cancer research
  • Public health

Research Interests

  • Maternal and child health
  • Reproductive health
  • Cancer research
  • Public health
  • Respiratory research
  • Qualitative research

ORCID ID and Link

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3368-7959

Google Scholar Link

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=AIGs6coAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Gate Link

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sampatha-Goonewardena

 

Research Grants Held

  • Received university grant for supervision of PhD research titled” Effectiveness of an educational programme on vulvo- vaginal discharge for public health midwives serving women living in a socially marginalized community in Colombo, Sri Lanka” - ASP/01/RE/MED/2016/53, Rs 1,093,7770/- Received on 01/02/2016. Progress reports have been submitted
  • Nutritional and Psychosocial factors affecting cognitive function and educational performance of early female adolescent school children in Galle educational Zone. ASP/ 06/ RE/ MED/ 2014/ 09, Rs. 573,000.00. Received on 2014.07.01. Progress reports have been submitted
  • Primary health care workers role in promotion of vaginal health among females aged 18-49 years living in socially marginalized communities in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. ASP/ 06/ RE/ MED/2013/31, Rs. 453,230.00. Received on 2013.12.12. Progress reports have been submitted.
  • Prevalence of divorce, associate risk factors and legal reasons among women separated/ divorced from their husbands living in three districts of Sri Lanka.ASP/ 06/ RE/ 2009/07, Rs. 377,500.00, 2009. Have submitted the final report to research committee in 2013.
  • Obtained IRQUE/ CBR Research grant - preparation of a poster for university academic sessions 2009 - supervisor group 12
  • Prevalence of sleep disordered breathing in pregnancy in Sri Lankan women and its correlates and effects on quality of life during pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes - Co investigator with Dr. BCV Senaratna. Final report submitted in 2021
  • Assessment of the respiratory functions and associated factors among women exposed to biomass fuel combustion in a suburban community in Sri Lanka. ASP/01/RE/MED/2017/35. Rs 3,773,650/- Final report to be submitted
  • Social, Economic, Behavioral aspects and Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) among patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing haemodialysis in selected dialysis units in Colombo District Grant Number: ASP/01/RE/MED/2017/61 Rs. 1,872,800/- (ongoing)
  • Occupational Health Literacy, its’ associated factors and perceived barriers towards practicing occupational safety measures among welders in the District of Colombo - ASP/01/RE/MED/2022/48

 

Publications and Scientific Communications

Full Publications

  • Kumari PBV, Goonewardena CSE. Delay among women reporting symptoms of breast cancer -JCCPSL Vol 16, No1, June 2011
  • Goonewardena CSE. Editorial on Cancer: A hidden burden JCCPSL Vol16, no1, June 2011
  • Weerasinghe IE, Gunawardana CSE, Jayatilake JAMS. Extra-Curricular Activities and Factors Associated Among School Going Adolescents in an Urban Area of Sri Lanka - Global Education Review, ISSN 2220-1599, February 2014, Vol. 2, No.2, 72-82
  • Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Perera PPR & Fernandopulle RC (2015). Vaginal discharge: Women’s health seeking behavior and cultural practices. Review article. International journal of Current Research, Vol 7, Issue 6, pp 17473-17479 June 2015 ISSN : 0975 -833 X
  • Pathirana TI, Goonewardena CSE, Wijesiriwardane I (2015). Quality of life of caregivers and impact on the nuclear family of children with leukaemia in the National Cancer Institute of Sri Lanka. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2: E 18: 1-5. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/jpgim.7863
  • Nevinda de Silva, K. Wijerathna, S. Kahatapitiya, Prabath Silva, R. Perera, S Goonewardena (2015) Factors associated with growth faltering in Sri Lankan infants: A case control study in selected child welfare clinics in Sri Lanka. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2: E 19: 1-9. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/jpgim.8074
  • IMPS Ilankoon, CSE Goonewardena, RC Fernandopulle, PPR Perera. Public Health Midwives’ role in health education regarding vaginal discharge: A Cross Sectional Descriptive Study. International Journal of scientific research and management (IJSRM) ||Volume||4||Issue||06||Pages||4303-4310||2016|| Website: www.ijsrm.in ISSN (e): 2321-3418. DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.18535/ijsrm/v4i6.12
  • YAGK Gunawardhana, CSE Goonewardena. Pre-hospital care received by injured children less than five years admitted to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for children, Colombo. Journal of the College of community Physicians of Sri Lanka. Volume 21, No. 1, June 2015
  • BP de Silva, FH Hussain, G Ginige, A Kulathunge, H Kannangara, S Goonawardane, M Gamage. Self-medication practices and misuse of medicine among mothers of young children attending a teaching hospital in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2017; 46:
  • Kisokanth G, Illankoon IMPS, Arulanandem K, Goonewardena CSE, Sundaresan KT, Joseph J. Assessment of knowledge on the disease, its complications and management strategies among hypertensive patients attending medical clinics at Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2016,3: E 30: 1-11. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/jpgim.8097
  • Navodani KT, Fonseka P*, Goonewardena CS. Postpartum family planning : Missed opportunities across the continuum of care. Ceylon Medical Journal 2017; 63: 87-91. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v62i2.8472
  • An Insight to How Estate Women in Sri Lanka Manage Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle RC, Perera PPR. Iran J Public Health, Vol. 46, No.2, Feb 2017, pp.268-269. Available at: http://ijph.tums.ac.ir
  • Fayaz, F. and Goonawardane, S., 2017. Determinants of maternal knowledge on developmental milestones of children attending immunization clinics in the district of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, 23(2), pp.71-78. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jccpsl.v23i2.8093
  • Fayaz, F., Goonewardena, C.S.E. and Riyas, M.C., 2017. Knowledge of developmental milestones and reported practices based on Early-Child-Care-Development concepts among mothers of eighteen-month old children attending immunization clinics in Colombo district. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, 3, p.E 9. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jpgim.8127
  • Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle RC, Perera PPR. Women’s Knowledge and Experience of Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Living in Estates in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. International Journal of Women’s Health and Reproduction Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 2, April 2017, 90-96, http://www.ijwhr.net. doi10.15296/ijwhr.2017.17,ISSN 2330- 4456
  • Ramya Pathiraja, Shamini Prathapan, Sampatha Goonewardena Urinary incontinence of women in a Nationwide study in Sri Lanka: Prevalence and risk factors. Urology Journal, Female Urology Vol 14, No. 3, May-June 2017 Pg 3075-3080
  • Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle R, Perera PPR. Women’s understanding and cultural practices related to vaginal discharge: A qualitative study. Nurs Midwifery Stud 2018;7:74-80. DOI: 10.4103/nms.nms_60_17
  • Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle RC, Perera PPR. 2019. Women’s perceptions and responses towards abnormal vaginal discharge: Focus Group Discussions in a socially marginalized community. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences. 71 (1).pp 9-15. DOI:10.25259/IJMS_8_2019
  • Ilankoon, I.M.P.S., Goonewardena, C.S.E., Fernandopulle, R.C. and Perera, P.P.R., 2018. Vaginal discharge assessment form for utilization by primary health care workers in a community setting. Journal of Gynecology and Women’s Health, 9 (3), 555763. DOI: 10.19080/JGWH.2018.09.555763
  • Edirisinghe, N. P., Makuloluwa, T. R., Amarasekara, T. D., & Goonewardena, C. S. E. (2019). Psychometric Properties of Sinhala Version of Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire-2 (SF MPQ-2-Sin) among Patients with Cancer Pain in Sri Lanka. Pain Research and Management, 2019, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/5050979
  • Edirisinghe, N.P., Goonewardena, C.S.E., Makuloluwa, P.T.R. and Amarasekara, A.A.T.D. 2018. “Applications of Mcgill pain questionnaire as an assessment tool for patients with pain: Literature Review”, International Journal of Current Research, 10, (06) 70116-70121
  • M. N. Priyadarshanie, M. D. I. A. Waas,, C. S. E. Goonewardena,, A. Balasuriya,, B. C. V. Senaratna,D. M. S. Fernando. Sinhala translation of the Perinatal Anxiety Screening Scale: a valid and reliable tool to detect anxiety disorders among antenatal women.BMC Psychiatry 20, 381 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02757-z
  • Athukorale UP, Balasooriya NAP, jayasinghe PLS, Nagawegedara PM, Ranasinghe CY, Perera R, Goonewardena CSE. Level of stress, factors associated with stress and coping strategies among advanced level students in a selected educational zone in Sri Lanka. Int J Community Med public health 2020; 7: 2899-2905. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.182394-6040. Ijcmph20203361
  • Gihani U. Jayaweera, Savithri W. Wimalasekera, Sampatha E. Goonewardena. Respiratory symptoms and associated factors among women exposed to biomass fuel smoke in Sri Lanka: cross sectional study. Int J Community Med Public Health. 2020 Jul;7(7):2475-2482. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20202968
  • Tharangani Dilrukshi Colombage, Christine Sampatha Goonewardena. Knowledge and practices of nurses caring for patients with endotracheal tube admitted to intensive care units in National Hospital of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology: 28(2):94-100 (2020). DOI: http:/doi.org/10.4038/slja.v28i2.8541
  • Samudra T. Perera, Sampatha E. Goonewardena. Prevalence, knowledge and attitudes of menopausal symptoms among women aged 40-60 years and their associated factors in a semi urban area, Matara district, Sri Lanka. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Jul;9(7):2771-2777. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20202706
  • Vishwa Lokuhettige, Prabath Chathuranga, Chandima Kulathilake,,Nishadya Ranasinghe,, Sampatha Goonewardena, Vindya Kumarapeli. Relationship between HAS-BLED Score & Major Bleeding Events in Patients with Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation on Warfarin: A Study at a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital. Asian Hematology Research Journal. 3(2): 27-34, 2020; Article no.AHRJ.57373
  • Piyumanthi RAP, Isuruni NAY, Abeyrathne GNU, Rupasinghe SR, Silva LND, Kottahachchi J, Goonewardena CSE. Are the future nurses geared to protect themselves from blood borne viruses? A descriptive cross-sectional study from Sri Lanka. Int J Community Med Public Health 2020;7:4227-32.DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20204718
  • Perera N, Goonewardena SE. Birth and emergency preparedness and associated factors among postnatal mothers at Base Hospital Balangoda, Sri Lanka. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2021;10:871-8.
  • Edirisinghe, N. P., Makuloluwa, T. R., Amarasekara, T. D., & Goonewardena, C. S. E. Evaluating psychometric properties of the Short Form Brief pain Inventory Sinhala Version (SF BPI-Sin) among Sinhala speaking patients with cancer pain in Sri Lanka BMC Psychol (2021) 9:34:1-10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-021-00538-1
  • IMPS Ilankoon, CSE Goonewardena, PPR Perera, R Fernandopulle, 2020. Effectiveness of an educational intervention on vulvo-vaginal discharge for family healthcare workers: A non randomized controlled trial. Nurs Health Sci. 2020;1-12. https://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12716
  • IMPS Ilankoon, CSE Goonewardena, PPR Perera, R Fernandopulle, 2020. Public Health Midwives as a Family Health Care Worker to Promote Vaginal Health: Evidence from a Community Study in Sri Lanka. Iranian Journal of Public Health. 49(5): 1003-1005.
  • Madhushanthi, H.J., Wimalasekera, S.W., Goonewardena, C.S.E., Amarasekara, A.T.D. and Lenora, J., 2020. Socioeconomic status is a predictor of neurocognitive performance of early female adolescents. International journal of adolescent medicine and health32(6).
  • Madhushanthi, H.J.H., Wimalasekera, S.W., Goonewardena, C.S.E., Amarasekara, A.A.T.D. and Lenora, J., 2021. Poor socioeconomic state, stress, stunting and fatness are negatively associated with cognitive performance of female adolescents. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health50(4), pp.674-680.
  • Madhushanthi, H.J., Wimalasekera, S.W., Goonewardena, C.S.E., Amarasekara, A.A.T.D. and Lenora, J., 2021. Profile of stress among a group of female school children in their early adolescence in the Galle educational zone; a descriptive cross sectional study. Galle Medical Journal26(2).
  • Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle RC, Perera PPR. Designing and Validating Written Education Material for Family Health Care Workers and Women of Reproductive Age. Ann Med Health Sci Res. 2022;12:184-194. DOI: 10.54608.annalsmedical.2022.44

Emerging Sources Citation Index, Index Copernicus, PubMed Central

  • Ilankoon Mudiyanselage Prasanthi Sumudrika Ilankoon, Christine Sampatha Evangeline Goonewardena, Rukshan Cleophas Fernandopulle & Poruthotage Pradeep Rasika Perera. Impact of a family health care workers led educational intervention in improving women’s awareness on Vulvo-vaginal discharge: a nonrandomized controlled trial. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, DOI: 10.1080/14635240.2022.2090409
    SCI journal Taylor and Francis peer reviewed
  • K. L. M. D. Seneviwickrama, W. W. E. D. Liyanage, P. L. S. J. Jayasinghe, G. N. U. Abeyrathne, C. S. E. Goonewardena. Disruption to antenatal and postnatal services during the COVID-19 pandemic: Experience in a selected Medical Officer of Health area in Colombo District. Sri Lanka Journal of Perinatal Medicine, Volume 3 : Issue 2 : November 2022 DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpm.v3i2.57
    Peer Reviewed, Non Indexed
  • M.P.S. Ilankoon, C.S.E. Goonewardena, R.C. Fernandopulle,P.P.R. Perera. (2022). Public Health Midwives’ Perceptions, Challenges and Attitudes Towards Health Education on Vulvovaginal Discharge. Sri Lankan Journal of Nursing,1(1): 11 -20
    Peer reviewed, non indexed
  • Piyumi L Weerawardhana, Lalitha Meegoda MKD, Sampatha E Goonewardena.Modified Delphi in adapting a tool to assess the level of knowledge and practice on adult enteral nutrition therapy among nurses ASIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES May 2022 | Vol 13 | Issue 5. http://nepjol.info/index.php/AJMS DOI: 10.3126/ajms.v13i5.42806
    Peer reviewed, DOAJ
  • Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle RC, Perera PPR. How do urban slum women manage excessive vaginal discharge? A community-based cross-sectional study. CHRISMED J Health Res 2022;9:76-82. DOI: 10.4103/cjhr.cjhr_179_20
    DOAJ, Index Copernicus
  • E C H Perera, C Dematapitiya, M N T Perera, S Goonewardena. Risk factors affecting primary subfertility and preferred treatment options among women seeking treatment at subfertility clinics in teaching hospitals in the Colombo District. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2021; 8(2): E164 1-32 http://doi.org/10.4038/jpgim.8378
    Peer reviewed, non indexed
  • N. Priyadarshanie, M. D. I. A. Waas,, C. S. E. Goonewardena,, A. Balasuriya,, B. C. V. Senaratna,D. M. S. Fernando. Validation of the Sinhala Berlin and STOP-Bang questionnaires to detect obstructive sleep apnoea risk among antenatal women in Sri Lanka Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 2022, 53, 66-82. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jccp.v53i2.7978
    Peer reviewed non indexed
  • Edirisinghe NP, Makuloluwa PTR, Amarasekara AATD, Goonewardena CSE. (2022). Correlates of Severe Pain: Descriptive Study among Patients with Cancer in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of SLIIT International Conference on Advancements in Sciences and Humanities, (11) October, Colombo, 275 - 279.
    Peer reviewed non indexed
  • Lasanthika C, Wanigasuriya K, Hettiaratchi U, Amarasekara TD, Goonewardena CSE. (2023) Psychometric Properties of an Instrument to Determine the Factors Affecting Treatment Adherence Among Patients Receiving Hemodialysis in Sri Lanka. Journal of Patient Experience Volume 10: 1-10 DOI: 10.1177/23743735231151558
  • Lasanthika C, Wanigasuriya K, Hettiaratchi U, Amarasekara TD, Goonewardena CSE (2023) Psychometric properties of End Stage Renal Disease-Adherence Questionnaire-Sinhalese version among patients receiving haemodialysis. PLoS ONE 18(10): e0292938. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0292938
  • Senaratna CV, Priyadarshanie N, Fernando S, Goonewardena S, Piyumanthi P, Perret J, et al. Longitudinal Sleep Study in Pregnancy: Cohort Profile and Prevalence and Risk Factors for Sleep Symptoms in the First Trimester. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023 Jan 23;20(3):2070.
  • Priyadarshanie MN, Waas DA, Goonewardena S, Senaratna CV, Fernando S. Association of antenatal anxiety disorders with antenatal comorbidities and adverse pregnancy outcomes among clinic attendees at a tertiary-care hospital in Sri Lanka. Heliyon. 2023 Mar;9(3):e13900.
  • P. Edirisinghe, P. T. R. Makuloluwa,A. A. T. D. Amarasekara,C. S. E. Goonewardena. Severity, interference, qualities, and correlates of severe pain: Descriptive cross-sectional study on pain experience of cancer patients in Sri Lanka. Chronic Illness 2023 Dec 19:17423953231221845. doi: 10.1177/17423953231221845.

Communications

Peer reviewed Presentations at National/International Conferences/Symposia Published in Abstract Form

  • Goonewardena CSE, Rajapakse LR, Wickremasuriya K. “Effectiveness of an intervention programme in improving quality of intrapartum and postpartum care in primary care level institutions in Kalutara district” Annual Scientific sessions of the College of Community Physicians (2001)
  • Goonewardena CSE, Rajapakse LR, Wickremasuriya K. “Use of partograph to improve quality of intrapartum and postpartum care in primary care level institutions in Kalutara district”. Annual Scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (2002)
  • Goonewardena CSE, Improving the quality of postnatal care as a way of reducing maternal mortality in Sri Lanka- Research seminar in Liverpool, UK June 2003   
  • Goonewardena CSE, Weeks A. Management of retained placenta: Current practice (an audit) -Research presentation in Women’s hospital, Liverpool, UK October 2003
  • Wetthasinghe BP, Wickremasinghe KS, Wijesekera DID, Weerasinghe WPTD, Wijeratna MWSL, Wijesinghe HAUY, Goonewardena CSE Treatment seeking behaviour among pulmonary tuberculosis patients 5th Annual academic sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, USJP, January 2007
  • IE Weerasinghe, CSE Goonewardena, JAMS Jayatilake. Presented paper on “Participation in extra-curricular activities and factors associated, among grade ten students in Sinhala medium schools of the Matale Municipality area”- 12th Academic sessions of the College of Community Physicians (2007)
  • PBVR Kumari, CSE Goonewardena Factors related to timing of first contact with an allopathic medical practitioner among patients presenting with symptoms of breast cancer in a selected hospital 14th annual academic sessions of college of Community Physicians of SL September 2009
  • Dabera TME, CSE Goonewardena Knowledge of the school teachers regarding the school health programme and the health promotion in schools in the MOH area Negombo 14th annual academic sessions of college of Community Physicians of SL September 2009
  • Rangani WPT, CSE Goonewardena Psychological status of the spouses of men subjected to forced disappearance in the district of Hambantota.14th annual academic sessions of college of Community Physicians of SL September 2009
  • DUCJ Jayasinghe, CSE Goonewardena Knowledge and practices of solid waste management among chief female occupants of MOH area, Yatiyantota 14th annual academic sessions of college of Community Physicians of SL September 2009          
  • Aaquiff UMM, alwis LLLW, Anuradika GT, Kotigala DSK, Madishani GS, Mendis NST, Pathirage DWJ, Weeramanthri WAD, CSE Goonewardena and Kulatunge M. Do coping strategies relieve stress among intentional self poisoning - 16th annual Academic sessions CCPSL 2011
  • PBV Kumari, CSE Goonewardena Factors related to timing of first contact with an allopathic medical practitioner, among patients presenting with symptoms of breast cancer in a selected hospital - NIHS annual sessions 2011
  • Aaquiff UMM, alwis LLLW, Anuradika GT, Kotigala DSK, Madishani GS, Mendis NST, Pathirage DWJ, Weeramanthri WAD, CSE Goonewardena and Kulatunge M. Do those who poison themselves intentionally want to die? Intentional self poisoning in urban Sri Lanka.16th annual Academic sessions CCPSL 2011
  • PBV Kumari, CSE Goonewardena Factors related to timing of first contact with an allopathic medical practitioner, among patients presenting with symptoms of breast cancer in a selected hospital -, PGIM Sessions 2011
  • AKPJ Arumapperuma. CSE Goonewardena Knowledge, attitudes and practices related to known risk factors and screening for oral cancer among adult females in estates in Kahawatta medical officer of health area.17th ANNUAL ACADEMIC SESSIONS, COLLEGE OF COMMUNITY PHYSICIANS OF SRI LANKA September 2012
  • Banagala S, Liyanage G, Haturusinghe LK, Karunaratne N, AbeysekeraN, Karunathilake R, Goonewardena CSE - Dietary habits among urban school children. 15th annual session2s of Sri Lanka college of Paediatricians 2012
  • Banagala S, Liyanage G, Haturusinghe LK, Karunaratne N, AbeysekeraN, Karunathilake R, Goonewardena CSE Dietary habits among urban school children.- 44th APACPH 2012 conference Oral presentation)
  • P Karunaratne, c Premasiri, S Halangoda, I chulika, L Haputota, S Karunarathne, K Jayakody, U Epasinghe, R dissanayake, L gunasekera, CSE Goonewardena Knowledge of osteoporosis among females between 30-50 years of age in selected areas of Colombo district - 44th APACPH 2012 conference Oral presentation)
  • AKPJ Arumapperuma, CSE Goonewardena Knowledge, attitudes and practices related to known risk factors and screening for oral cancer among adult females in estates in kahawatta medical officer of health area. 44th APACPH 2012 conference (Poster presentation)
  • T Pathirana, CSE Goonewardena, I Wijesiriwardena, N Perera, N Ahamad, K gunawardena, L Nissanka, A nissanka, S Perera, S Pathirage, S Karunanayake, SL Karunanayake The quality of life caregivers and impact on the nuclear family of children with leukaemia. 44th APACPH 2012 conference (Poster presentation)
  • Jayasinghe C, Goonewardena S. Knowledge and practices of solid waste management among chief female occupants of selected Medical Officer of Health area in Sri Lanka. 44th APACH conference 2012 (P)
  • P Karunaratne, c Premasiri, S Halangoda, I chulika, L Haputota, S Karunarathne, K Jayakody, U Epasinghe, R Dissanayake, L Gunasekera, CSE Goonewardena.Knowledge of osteoporosis among females between 30-50 years of age in selected areas of Colombo district. 3rd Biennial conference of the South Asian Association of Physiologists - poster presentation
  • HAMDS Perera, NW Jayasekera, MNGGD Pramitha, WS Hewanayake, BSL Fernando, SW Wimalasekera, CSE Goonewardena Association between body mass index and dysmenorrhea among undergraduates.3rd Biennial conference of the South Asian Association of Physiologists - poster presentation
  • HAMDS Perera, NW Jayasekera, MNGGD Pramitha, WS Hewanayake, BSL Fernando, SW Wimalasekera, CSE Goonewardena Dysmennorhoea; common symptoms and coping among undergraduates. 3rd Biennial conference of the South Asian Association of Physiologists - poster presentation
  • Poruthota PC, Goonewardena CSE, Wijayasiri WAA Knowledge and self-reporting practices regarding infection control methods among selected “Minor health care workers” in District General hospital Kalutara and their correlates. POSTER- International conference on Public Health innovations NIHS May 2013
  • Gunawardhana YAGK, Goonewardena CSE, Wijayasiri Pre hospital care received by injured children less than five years admitted to Lady Ridgeway Hospital WAA POSTER-International conference on Public Health innovations NIHS May 2013
  • Poruthota PC, CSE Goonewardena, WAA Wijayasiri Knowledge and self reporting practices regarding infection control methods among selected “Minor health care workers” in District General hospital Kalutara and their correlates. POSTER - 126th SLMA sessions July 2013
  • YAGK Gunawardhana, CSE Goonewardena, WAA Wijayasiri Pre hospital care received by injured children less than five years admitted to Lady Ridgeway Hospital POSTER - 126th SLMA sessions July 2013
  • Poruthota PC, CSE Goonewardena, WAA Wijayasiri Knowledge and attitudes regarding infection control methods among “Minor Health Care Workers” in District General Hospital Kalutara and their correlates Oral- 18th Annual scientific sessions CCPSL September 2013
  • Nevinda de Silva, K. Wijerathna, S. Kahatapitiya, Prabath Silva, R. Perera, S Goonewardena Risk factors for growth faltering in 6 -12 months of infancy in selected areas of Sri Lanka Oral- 18th Annual scientific sessions CCPSL September 2013
  • YAGK Gunawardhana, CSE Goonewardena, WAA Wijayasiri. Pre hospital care received by injured children less than five years admitted to LRH accident service and associated factors Poster - 18th Annual scientific sessions CCPSL September 2013
  • T. Rangani, Goonewardena CSE, Sivayogan S The impact of the absence of the biological father on the well being of 11-16 year children in the Western Province of Sri Lanka Poster- 44th APACPH conference 2013 China October 2013
  • WPT Rangani, CSE Goonewardena, S Sivayogan. Impact of migration on the wellbeing of 11-16 year old children in the Western Province. Sri Lanka (O). CCPSL sessions Sept 2014.
  • HJH Madhushanthi, CSE Goonewardena. Knowledge on complementary feeding among mothers attending child welfare clinics at Borelesgamuwa MOH and its correlates - International research conference, KDU 2014
  • CSE Goonewardena, BCV Senaratne, S. Prathapan. Risk factors for separation/divorce among ever married women in Colombo District - International Conference on Multidisciplinary approaches, FGS, USJP August 2014
  • CSE Goonewardena, BCV Senaratne, S. Prathapan. Prevalence of divorces and separations in three districts of Sri Lanka and socio demographic profile of separated or divorced women - Populations association of Sri Lanka July 2014
  • Perera WND, Goonewardena CSE. Birth and emergency preparedness, associated factors, maternal and neonatal outcome among postnatal mothers at Base Hospital, Balangoda (O). SLMA 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress July 2015
  • Liyanage P, Goonewardena CSE. Decisional needs of the parents with regards to aTd and rubella containing vaccines in Kalutara district (O). SLMA 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress July 2015
  • Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Perera PPR & Fernandopulle RC (2015) Different Cultural Practices and Health Seeking Behaviours Associated with Vaginal Discharge. (Poster presentation: abstract) Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE 2015), 5th & 6th November 2015, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • IMPS Ilankoon, PPR Perera, CSE Goonewardena & RC Fernandopulle, 2015. Public health midwives’ health education activities related to common gynaecological complaints, (Oral presentation: abstract), International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (iCMA 2015), Faculty of Graduate Studies University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • P. Liyanage, CSE Goonewardena, Paba Palihawadene. Development of the Decision Aid for aTd vaccine for the Sri Lankan parents/ guardians (Oral presentation: abstract), International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (iCMA 2015), Faculty of Graduate Studies University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
  • KAT Navodani, P. Fonseka, CSE Goonewardena. Knowledge of Public Health Midwives in the Kalutara district in relation to domiciliary postnatal care. (O). September 2015. 20th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka
  • HAAS Weerasinghe, DHM Niluka, HPGTP de Alwis, US Weerasena, SGVC Gunasekera, R. Wickremasinghe, CSE Goonewardena. Prevention and control of cutaneous leishmaniasis among medical practitioners in the CSTH and SJTH. (P). September 2015. 20th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka
  • PMS Ayantha, TS Dissanayake, MADL Munasinghe, KKDM Ranaweera, WM Rukshani, S. Ranasinghe, CSE Goonewardena. Knoweldge regarding Filariasis and morbidity control practices among patients who attend the fialriasis clinic at Borelesgamuwa MOH area (P). September 2015. 20th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka
  • PCWM Piyadigama, RMAG Ranasinghe, MASD Somasiri, WAMM Fernando, WGMD Amarasinghe, D. Ariyarathna, CSE Goonewardena. Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards leptospirosis among farmers of Palapathwela Secretatiate division in Matale district. (P). September 2015. 20th Annual Academic Sessions of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka
  • Perera WND, CSE Goonewardena. Birth and emergency preparedness, associated factors, maternal and neonatal outcome among postnatal mothers at Base Hospital, Balangoda (O). 20th Annual Scientific sessions CCPSL September 2015.
  • AKPJ Arumapperuma, CSE Goonewardena Knowledge, attitudes and Practices related to known risk factors and screening for cervical cancer among adult females in estates in Kahawatte Medical Officer of Health Area, Sri Lanka. 8th Asian Oncology Summit 2016. Kyoto, Japan
  • C. Wijesundara, C. Kankanamge, I. Halpita, K. Wickramasinghe, D. Herath, M. Gamage, S. Goonewardena. Factors influence the knowledge on expanded programme of immunization (EPI) among mothers in a selected suburban area. WONCA SAR February 2016.
  • G. Kisokanth, IMPS Illankoon, K. Arulanandem, CSE Goonewardena, KT, Sundaresan, J. Joseph. Knowledge on hypertension and consequences of its poor control among hypertensive patients at medical clinics, Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa. 25th International Scientific conference, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya. April 2016
  • G. Kisokanth, IMPS Illankoon, K. Arulanandem, CSE Goonewardena. Knowledge on management practices among hypertensive patients - a cross sectional descriptive study. SLMA 129th Anniversary International Medical Congress July 2016
  • Fernando KDL, Kumari PDK, Jayani BW, Gunaratne MBLU, Morawaka MSK, Ranwala R, Goonewardena CSE. Different pain relieving methods used by selected cancer patients attending national cancer institute, Maharagama and their associated factors. SLMA 129th Anniversary International Medical Congress July 2016
  • De Silva B, Hussain H, Ginige G, Manjari A, Kannangara H, Gamage M, Goonewardena CSE. Prevalence of self medication practices of oral allopathic medicine among mothers of children under 12 years of age and associated factors: A study done in a Teaching hospital, Sri Lanka. SLMA 129th Anniversary International Medical Congress July 2016
  • Madhushanthi HJH, Wimalasekera SW, Goonewardena CSE, Lenora RSJ, Amarasekera AATD. Socio-economic disparities and psychosocial adversities which affect prefrontal function of early adolescents. SLMA 129th Anniversary International Medical Congress July 2016
  • Madhushanthi HJH, Wimalasekera SW, Goonewardena CSE, Lenora RSJ, Amarasekera AATD. Effect of socio economic status on neurocognitive performance in early adolescents living in Galle district, Sri Lanka. 2nd International Conference on Public Health July 2016 (O)
  • Illankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle RC, Perera PPR. Attitudes and different practices related to abnormal vaginal discharge among women living in an estate community in Sri Lanka. 2nd International Conference on Public Health July 2016 (O)
  • Fazla AFF, Goonewardena CSE. Mothers’ awareness of developmental milestones and advantages of early identification of delayed milestones among 18 month old children attending immunization clinics in Colombo district. 2nd International Conference on Public Health July 2016 (O)
  • Madushanthi HJH, Wimalasekera SW, Goonewardena CSE, Lenora RSJ, Amarasekera AATD. Effect of nutritional and psychosocial factors on educational performance of early female adolescents in Galle area: Preliminary study findings (P). Faculty of Medical Science USJP in collaboration with SJGH Scientific sessions April 2016.
  • Perera WND, Goonewardena CSE. Utilization of antenatal care, birth and emergency preparedness and associated factors among postnatal mothers at Base Hospital Balangoda. 15th Annual academic sessions of Perinatal Society of Sri Lanka August 2016
  • Fazla AFF, Goonewardena CSE. Mothers’ awareness on development milestones and advantages of early identification of delayed milestones among 18 month old children attending immunization clinics in Colombo district. 21st Annual scientific sessions of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka September 2016
  • YBP de Silva, FH Hussain, GM Ginige, APM Kulathunge, HS Kannangara, S Goonawardane, M Gamage. Self-medicating practices and misuse of selected oral allopathic medicines among mothers of children less than 12 years of age and associated factors: A study done in a teaching hospital, Sri Lanka. 21st Annual scientific sessions of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka September 2016
  • PDK Kumari, KDL Fernando, BW Jayani, MBLU Gunarathna, MSK Morawaka, R Ranawala, CSE Goonewardena. An insight to different pain relieving methods used by selected cancer patients attending National Cancer Institute Maharagama and their associated factors. 21st Annual scientific sessions of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka September 2016
  • YBP de Silva, FH Hussain, GM Ginige, APM Kulathunge, HS Kannangara, S Goonawardane, M Gamage. European Academy of Paediatric Societies. October 2016, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Madushanthi HJH, Wimalasekera SW, Goonewardena CSE, Lenora RSJ, Amarasekera AATD. Nutritional state and cognitive performance of early female adolescents in Galle Municipal Area.5th Biennial Conference of South Asian Association of Physiologists. November 2016. Nepal
  • Piyadasa KKLK, Goonewardena CSE. An insight to menstrual hygiene and practices among adolescent girls aged above 15 years in Tangalle education zone. 2nd International Conference on Public Health July 2016 (O)
  • Illankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle RC, Perera PPR. Women’s experiences of vaginal complaints in estate communities in the Colombo District, Sri Lanka. Commonwealth Medical Association 24th Triennial Conference 2016.
  • Nazneen N, Goonewardena CSE. Treatment compliance among adult asthmatic patients: experience from Base Hospital Homagama. Faculty of Medical Sciences Scientific sessions May 2017
  • Fazla AFF, Goonewardena CSE. Mothers’ role in identifying developmental problems early: A descriptive study among mothers in selected MOH areas in Colombo. SLMA 130th Anniversary International Medical Congress July 2017
  • Madushanthi HJH, Wimalasekera SW, Goonewardena CSE, Lenora RSJ, Amarasekera AATD. Barriers for healthy eating among adolescents in Galle as perceived by school teachers. SLMA 130th Anniversary International Medical Congress July 2017
  • Gihani Jayaweera, Sampatha Goonewardena, Savithri Wimalasekera. Trends in respiratory diseases in Sri Lanka: A review. 1st ICPRG South Asian Scientific Conference, Sri Lanka. August 2017
  • Pathiraja RP, Prathapan S, Goonewardena S. Impact of urinary incontinence on quality of life of women in a community sample in three districts of Sri Lanka - A cross sectional study. Sri Lanka journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol 39, Suppl 1, August 2017
  • Illankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle RC, Perera PPR. Health seeking behaviours related to vaginal discharge among women living in an urban slum community. Sri Lanka journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol 39, Suppl 1, August 2017
  • Jayantha WMS, Goonewardena CSE. Extent of participation, knowledge and barriers in attending antenatal education among male partners: Findings from a Medical Officer of Health area in Anuradhapura District. 4th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches. September 2017
  • Madushanthi HJH, Wimalasekera SW, Goonewardena CSE, Lenora RSJ, Amarasekera AATD. Association between neuro cognitive test scores and school test performance: Results from a Sri Lankan setting. 4th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches. September 2017
  • Colombage TD, Goonewardena CSE. Are intensive care nurses knowledgable in caring for patients with endotracheal tubes? Results from National Hospital Colombo. National Health Research Symposium, December 2017
  • Perera WND, Goonewardena CSE. Birth and emergency preparedness and its association with maternal and neonatal outcomes among postnatal mothers at Base Hospital, Balangoda. National Health Research Symposium, December 2017
  • Colombage TD, Goonewardena CSE. Are the intensive care nurses practicing correctly for patients with endo tracheal tubes? Results from National Hospital Colombo. 2nd International meeting on nursing research and evidence based practice. March 2018, Singapore
  • Priyadarshanie MN, Waas MDIA, Fernando DMS, Senaratne BCV, Goonewardena CSE, Balasuriya A. Perinatal Anxiety Screening Scale (PASS) as a valid tool to detect anxiety among pregnant women. 15th Annual academic sessions Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists. June 2018.
  • Gihani Jayaweera, Savithri Wimalasekera, Sampatha Goonewardena. Effect of biomass fuel smoke to respiratory health among women: A preliminary study in a suburban community in Sri Lanka. 1st iber0- American primary care respiratory meeting & 9th IPCRG World conference Porto, Portugal
  • Priyadarshanie MN, Waas MDIA, Fernando DMS, Senaratne BCV, Goonewardena CSE, Balasuriya A. Perinatal Anxiety Screening Scale (PASS) as a valid tool to detect anxiety among pregnant women. 4th International conference on Public Health. July 2018. Bangkok
  • Illankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle RC, Perera PPR. Public health Midwives health promotion activities towards abnormal vaginal discharge. 4th International conference on Public Health. July 2018. Bangkok
  • Jayaweera GU, Wimalasekera SW, Goonewardena CSE. Peak expiratory flow rates and fractional exhaled nitrous oxide levels of women exposed to biomass fuel smoke in a suburban community in Sri Lanka. 131st Anniversary International Medical Congress. July 2018.
  • Lokuhettige VG, Chathuranga GP, Kulathilake HWCK, Ranasinghe N, Goonewardena CSE. Relationship between HAS-BLED Score and major bleeding events in patients with atrial fibrillation on warfarin: A study at a tertiary care teaching hospital. 19th Annual academic sessions. Sri Lanka College of Haemotologists. September 2018
  • Thanuja Wickramatunga, Sampatha Goonewardena. Comparative study on unmet need of family planning and associated factors among postpartum mothers aged 20-35 years and over 35 years attending child welfare clinics in Colombo Municipal Council area. Sri Lanka. 23rd Annual academic sessions of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. September 2018. ISSN 1391-3174
  • Rishmi Hewawasam, Sampatha Goonewardena. Level of stress and selected socio demographic factors among grandparents upbringing of grandchildren aged six months to five years in Homagama Medical Officer of Health area. 23rd Annual academic sessions of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. September 2018. ISSN 1391-3174
  • Jayaweera GU, Wimalasekera SW, Goonewardena CSE. Effects of kitchen and stove characteristics on respiratory function of women exposed to biomass fuel smoke in a suburban community in Sri Lanka. International Conference on Health Sciences October 2018.
  • Priyadarshanie MN, Fernando DMS,Waas MDIA, Senaratne BCV, Goonewardena CSE, Balasuriya A. Prevalence and factors associated with anxiety disorders during the antenatal period in a tertiary care hospital in Colombo district. International Conference on Health Sciences October 2018.
  • Edirisinghe NP, Goonewardena CSE, Makuloluwa PTR, Amarasekera AATD. Validation of the Sinhala version of Short Form brief pain inventory : Preliminary findings among Sinhala speaking patients with cancer pain attending Apeksha Hospital Maharagama Sri Lanka. International Conference on Health Sciences October 2018.
  • Wickrematunga TA, Goonewardena CSE. Family planning preference, unmet need and associated factors among postpartum mothers attending child welfare clinics in Colombo Municipality. International Conference on Health Sciences October 2018.
  • Madushanthi HJH, Wimalasekera SW, Goonewardena CSE, Lenora RSJ, Amarasekera AATD. Association between stress and cognitive function of female adolescents in Galle educational zone. International Conference on Health Sciences October 2018.
  • Wickrematunga TA, Goonewardena CSE. Family planning preference, their knowledge and beliefs of family planning methods among postpartum mothers attending child welfare clinics in Colombo Municipal Council area. 17th Annual academic sessions of the perinatal Society of Sri Lanka. October 2018.
  • Illankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle RC, Perera PPR. “Effect of continuing education to improve Public Health Midwives’ health education competencies; a non-randomized controlled trial”. Abstract presentation at Colombo Conference on Medical Education, 14th to 15th November 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Illankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle RC, Perera PPR. “Capacity building of public health midwives in managing vulvo-vaginal discharge”. Abstract presentation at 52nd Annual Scientific Congress Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in collaboration with World Gestosis Organization and University of MCGILL, 9th to 11th August 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Illankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle RC, Perera PPR. “Improving Public Health Midwives’ Knowledge on Vulvo-vaginal Discharge: Evaluation of an Educational Intervention among Public Health Midwives in Sri Lanka”. Abstract presentation at Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) World Congress, 17-19 June 2019, London, UK
  • Edirisinghe, N.P., Goonewardena, C.S.E., Makuloluwa, P.T.R., Amarasekara, A.A.T.D. (2019). Validity and reliability of Sinhala Version short form MC Gill Pain questionnaire -2 (SF MPQ-2-SIN) as a pain descriptor Among Cancer patients in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 2nd Global Public Health Conference, 2019 “Enhancing global health development towards sustainable healthy communities” 14th- 15th February 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp 11
  • Edirisinghe, N.P., Goonewardena, C.S.E., Makuloluwa, P.T.R. and Amarasekara, A.A.T.D. 2018. ‘The Sinhala Version of Short Form McGill Pain Questionnaire -2 (SF MPQ-2-Sinhala): Outcome of Preliminary Validation Study Among Patients with Cancer Pain in Sri Lanka’, Conference Proceedings of the 1st Research symposium of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna, page:8
  • Edirisinghe, N. P., Makuloluwa, T. R., Amarasekara, T. D., & Goonewardena, C. S. E. 2019, 'Validity and reliability of a Sinhala translated version of Short Form Brief Pain Inventory among patients with cancer pain attending the Pain Clinic, Apeksha Hospital, Sri Lanka’, 2019 1st SE Asia Regional meeting of the International Epidemiological Association & Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, 2019
  • Edirisinghe, N. P., Makuloluwa, T. R., Amarasekara, T. D., & Goonewardena, C. S. E. 2019. ‘Sensory aspects of cancer pain and their association with quality of life of patients with cancer pain: A descriptive cross sectional study’, International Conference on Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Book of proceedings, page:121
  • Edirisinghe, N. P., Makuloluwa, T. R., Amarasekara, T. D., & Goonewardena, C. S. E., 2019, ‘Influence of Demographic and Disease-Specific variables on perceived pain in patients with cancer’, 7th Annual Academic Sessions of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, College of Anesthesiologists and Intensivits of Sri Lanka.
  • Edirisinghe, N. P., Makuloluwa, T. R., Amarasekara, T. D., & Goonewardena, C. S. E. 2019, ‘Different qualities of the subjective pain experience among patients with cancer attending Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama’, 6th International conference on multidisciplinary approaches (ICMA - 2019)
  • GU Jayaweera, SW Wimalasekara, CSE Goonawardene. “Prevalence of respiratory symptoms and illnesses of women exposed to biomass fuel smoke in Colombo, Sri Lanka. International Conference on Health Sciences (2019). 17-18 October 2019. Pp 141
  • Gihani Jayaweera, Savithri Wimalasekara, Sampatha Goonawardene. “Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FENO) and associated factors of women exposed to biomass fuel smoke: Findings from Sri Lanka”. Respirology (2019) 24 (Suppl. 2). Pp 17-18
  • GU Jayaweera, SW Wimalasekara, CSE Goonawardene. “Respiratory functions of biomass fuel smoke exposed women in Sri Lanka”. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Multidisciplinary approaches (2019). 26-27 November 2019. Pp 46
  • Priyadarshanie MN, Fernando DMS,Waas MDIA, Senaratne BCV, Goonewardena CSE, Balasuriya A. Anxiety disorder and pregnancy outcomes in women attending a tertiary care hospital in Colombo. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Multidisciplinary approaches (2019). 26-27 November 2019. Pp 33
  • Perera PST, Goonewardena CSE. Prevalence of menopausal symptoms and their associated factors among women in Matara district. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Multidisciplinary approaches (2019). 26-27 November 2019. Pp 50
  • Madhuka Edirisuriya, Sampatha Goonewardena. Prevalence of dental caries and associated maternal characteristics among children aged six to seven years attending a primary school in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of 1st South East Asia regional group meeting of the International epidemiological Association and 24th Annual Academic sessions of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 19-21st September 2019. Cinnamon Grand hotel. Journal of the college of Community physicians of Sri Lanka Vol 25, Issue 3(S) -September 2019, ISSN 1391-3174
  • Ahmed Shiyam, Sampatha Goonewardena. Physical activity patterns and perceived barriers for physical activity among school teachers in kattankudy educational division. Proceedings of 1st South East Asia regional group meeting of the International epidemiological Association and 24th Annual Academic sessions of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 19-21st September 2019. Cinnamon Grand hotel. Journal of the college of Community physicians of Sri Lanka Vol 25, Issue 3(S) -September 2019, ISSN 1391-3174
  • Samudra Perera, Sampatha Goonewardena. Prevalence, knowledge and associated factors of menopausal symptoms among women aged 40-60 years in a semi urban area in matara district, Sri lanka. Proceedings of 1st South East Asia regional group meeting of the International epidemiological Association and 24th Annual Academic sessions of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. 19-21st September 2019. Cinnamon Grand hotel. Journal of the college of Community physicians of Sri Lanka Vol 25, Issue 3(S) -September 2019, ISSN 1391-3174
  • Munasinghe MP, Himanshika WAH, Samarasinghe SMD, Perera KPSRY, Liyanage KNR, Prematilleke I, Goonewardena CSE, Abeygunasekara A. Proportion of urinary incontinence and known risk factors among postpartum women in the community and selected tertiary care hospitals in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. International medical undergraduate research conference, 7th February 2019. ISBN 978-955-4908-82-6
  • Silva PTM, Sandunika KDN, Senevirathna SAMTS, Senevirathne MAKPM, Senevirathna PIT, Dissanayake DMBT, Goonewardena CSE. Improving the quality of care of patients on catheter associated urinary tract infections at a selected Teaching Hospital in Sri Lanka. International medical undergraduate research conference, 7th February 2019. ISBN 978-955-4908-82-6
  • Francis S, Kalana R, Eranthika P, Wickremarachchi H, Sewwandi C, Moonesinghe C, Goonewardena CSE. Quality of life and associated factors among cervical cancer patients attending clinics at a cancer hospital in Sri Lanka. International medical undergraduate research conference, 7th February 2019. ISBN 978-955-4908-82-6
  • Athukorale UP, Balasooriya BANP, Jayasinghe LPS, Nagawegedara PM, Ranasinghe EDCY, Perera R, Goonewardena CSE. Prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress, factors associated with stress and coping strategies among Advanced Level students attending tuition classes in the capital of Sri Lanka. International medical undergraduate research conference, 7th February 2019. ISBN 978-955-4908-82-6
  • Isuruni NAY, Abeyrathne GNU, Piyumanthi RAP, Rupasinghe SR, De Silva LN, Kottahachchi J, Goonewardena CSE.Are the future nurses and midwives geared to prevent themselves from blood borne viruses? International medical undergraduate research conference, 7th February 2019. ISBN 978-955-4908-82-6
  • Perera PTS, Goonewardena CSE “knowledge,attitudes of menopausal symptoms among women aged 40-60 years in a semi urban area, Sri Lanka.” Annual academic sessions of menopause society of Sri Lanka was held on 29th September 2019 Shangri-la hotel.
  • Perera PTS, Goonewardena CSE “prevalence of menopausal symptoms and their associated factors among women in Matara district, Sri Lanka” in 6th international Multidisciplinary approaches 2019, faculty of graduate studies, university of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Athukorale UP, Balasooriya BANP, Jayasinghe LPS, Nagawegedara PM, Ranasinghe EDCY, Perera R, Goonewardena CSE. Prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress, factors associated with stress and coping strategies among Advanced Level students attending tuition classes in Nugegoda Educational zone. CSTH clinical society 5th annual sessions 14th March 2020. CSTY, Dr. WG Gunawardena auditorium
  • Piyumanthi RAP, Isuruni NAY, Abeyrathne GNU, Rupasinghe SR, De Silva LN, Kottahachchi J, Goonewardena CSE. Are the future nurses and midwives geared to prevent themselves from blood borne viruses? CSTH clinical society 5th annual sessions 14th March 2020. CSTY, Dr. WG Gunawardena auditorium
  • Athukorale UP, Balasooriya BANP, Jayasinghe LPS, Nagawegedara PM, Ranasinghe EDCY, Perera R, Goonewardena CSE.” Level of stress, associated factors and coping strategies among Advanced Level students attending tuition classes in Nugegoda Educational zone.”17th Annual sessions of Sri Lanka College of psychiatrist. 27th September 2020. Galle face hotel
  • SNAM Nawarathna and CSE Goonewardena “Knowledge and Practice of Pre-Hospital Care after a Road Traffic Injury among Three-Wheel Drivers and Associated Factors in Selected Police Areas in Colombo District “. 13th International Research Conference. KDU. 15th/16th October 2020. ISBN 978-955-0301-83-6
  • Gihani Jayaweera, Savithri Wimalasekera, Sampatha Goonewardena. FENO and spirometry for the assessment of respiratory functions of women exposed to biomass fuel smoke: A cross sectional study in Sri Lanka. European Respiratory Journal. 2020. 56: 2167
  • GU Jayaweera, SW Wimalasekara, CSE Goonawardene. “Airway inflammation and oxidative stress in biomass fuel smoke exposed women as assessed by exhaled Carbon monoxide levels” at Hot Topic Clinical Practice Webinars & Abstract Presentations by International Primary Care Respiratory Group World (IPCRG) on 27th June 2020.
  • Gihani Jayaweera, Savithri Wimalasekera, Sampatha Goonewardena. FENO and spirometry for the assessment of respiratory functions of women exposed to biomass fuel smoke: A cross sectional study in Sri Lanka. European Respiratory Society Virtual Congress 2020. 7-9 September 2020.
  • Madhushanthi HJH, Wimalasekera SW, Goonawardena CSE, Amarasekara AATD, Lenora RSJ Nutritional and Psychosocial factors affecting cognitive function of early female adolescent school children in Galle Educational Zone: A Cross sectional study, pp66, ISSN 2362- 0412, 17th Academic Sessions 2020, University of Ruhuna.
  • Weerawardhana PL, Meegoda MKDL, Goonawardena CSE “Nurses’ current knowledge and practices on enteral nutrition therapy for the cancer patients on tube feeding at Apeksha Hospital, Sri Lanka: A preliminary result. “in Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) Virtual Online Conference 2020, December.
  • Athukorale UP, Balasooriya BANP, Jayasinghe LPS, Nagawegedara PM, Ranasinghe EDCY, Perera R, Goonewardena CSE. Level of Stress, Factors Associated with Stress and Coping Strategies among Advanced Level Students Attending Tuition Classes in a Selected Educational Zone in Sri Lanka
  • Isuruni NAY, Abeyrathne GNU, Piyumanthi RAP, Rupasinghe SR, De Silva LN, Kottahachchi J, Goonewardena CSE. Are Future Nurses Knowledgeable on Known Risk Factors of Blood Borne Viruses to Combat with Blood Borne Viruses?
  • Piyumanthi RAP, Isuruni NAY, Abeyrathne GNU, Rupasinghe SR, De Silva LN, Kottahachchi J, Goonewardena CSE. Is hepatitis b virus transmission emphasized enough in the study curriculum of nursing and public health midwife students, in Sri Lanka?
  • Lasanthika TLC, Wanigasuriya JKP, Hettiaratchi UPK, Amarasekara AATD, Goonewardena CSE Treatment adherence behaviors and their determinants among patients receiving haemodialysis in kurunegala teaching hospital, Sri Lanka. 4 Annual academic sessions College of Physicians 2021. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians Vol 52, Suppl 1, Octo 2021, ISSN 0379-802X
  • Gamage MAMN, Liyanage WWED, Dewasurendra M, Jayasekera K, Ishani M, Isuruni NYN, Goonewardena CSE. Impact of COVID-19 and lock down process on first dose of MMR and JE vaccines in a selected MOH area in Colombo district, Sri Lanka. International conference on Health Sciences, FMS, USJ
  • WWED, Seneviwickrama KLMD, Jayasinghe PLSJ, Abeyarathne NGU, Goonewardena CSE Disruption to Family Planning Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experience in a selected Medical Officer of Health area in Colombo District. Liyanage. International conference on Health Sciences, FMS, USJ
  • Krishan Dhammearatchi, Dumindri Fernando, Chandrajith Devruwan, Adeetha Sandeepani, Aazeema Ramzani, Sampatha Goonewardena, Dammika Ariyarathna Knowledge, attitudes, and consequences of corporal punishment among school children aged 15-19 years and its associated factors in selected schools in Colombo, Gampaha and Kegalle Districts. 30th Anniversary conference, University of Kelaniya
  • Thamindu Madushan, Nipun Gunasekera, Rashmi Munasinghe, Shalani Uthpala, Nelusha Karunanayaka, Sampatha Goonewardena, M.K.D.L. Meegoda. Level of knowledge, attitudes, practices of cancer palliative care and their associated factors among nursing officers in Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama 30th Anniversary conference, University of Kelaniya
  • Anjana Gurusinghe, Hashini Perera, Sajini Perera, Rashmini Samaraweera, Saumya Subasinghe, Champika Amarasinghe, Dushyanthi Alagiyawanna, Sampatha Goonewardena. Work-related health problems and their associated factors among teachers in schools of Western Province 30th Anniversary conference, University of Kelaniya
  • D.S.K. Somarathna, K.R.S. De Silva, H.U.S. Hasara, K.C.T. Wijayawardana, K.M.P.P. Wijerathna, C. Hewage, C.S.E. Goonewardena. Proportions, management and associated factors for dyspeptic symptoms among Advanced Level students in Colombo educational zone 30th Anniversary conference, University of Kelaniya
  • Lasanthika TLC, Wanigasuriya JKP, Hettiaratchi UPK, Amarasekara AATD, Goonewardene CSE Cultural adaptation and content validation of End Stage Renal Disease - Adherence Questionnaire for Sinhala speaking patients receiving Haemodialysis in Sri Lanka. International conference on Health Sciences 2021 FMS, USJ
  • Ranasinghe C, Athukorale UP, Manjika S, Goonewardena CSE Consequences of COVID-19 on Teaching and Learning Methods and Attitudes of Online Learning among Medical Undergraduates of University of Sri Jayewardenepura. International conference on Health Sciences 2021 FMS, USJ
  • Athukorale UP, Ranasinghe C, Manjika S, Goonewardena CSE. Knowledge of COVID-19 and Practices of Preventive Behaviour among Medical Undergraduates: A Cross-Sectional Study from Sri Lanka International conference on Health Sciences 2021 FMS, USJ
  • TLC Lasanthika, JKP Wanigasuriya, UPK Hettiaratchi, AATD Amarasekara and CSE Goonewardena Assessment of Treatment Adherence Behaviours and their Predictors among Patients Receiving Haemodialysis in Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, Sri 14th International research conference KDU 2021
  • MUW Gunaratne, DAYV Gunawardhane, SM Jeewarathne, YW Kodikara, HS Munasinghe, B Fernandopulle and Goonewardena Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Their Associated Factors among Adult Patients Attending Outpatient Department in Colombo south Teaching Hospital. 14th International research conference KDU 2021
  • S NawarathnaCSE Goonewardena. Knowledge regarding pre-hospital care after a road traffic injury and associated factors among three wheel drivers in selected police areas in Colombo District, Sri Lanka 14th International research conference KDU 2021
  • Lasanthika TLC, Wanigasuriya JKP, Hettiaratchi UPK, Amarasekara AATD, Goonewardene CSE The development and validation of an instrument to determine the factors affecting treatment adherence in patients with end stage renal disease receiving hemodialysis: A preliminary study. SLMA 2021
  • Priyadarshanie MN, Piyumanthi RAP, Fernando DMS, Goonewardena CSE, Senaratna BCV, Prevalence of sleep disordered breathing among Sri Lankan pregnant women and its risk factors SLMA 2021
  • Piyumanthi RAP, Priyadarshanie MN, Fernando DMS, Goonewardena CSE, Senaratna BCV1. Association of Sleep Disordered Breathing with pregnancy outcomes in selected areas in the Colombo District. SLMA 2021
  • Lasanthika TLC, Wanigasuriya JKP, Hettiaratchi UPK, Amarasekara AATD, Goonewardene CSE Evaluation of content validity and reliability of sinhala version of end stage renal disease-adherence questionnaire (sinesrd-aq) for use among patients receiving incentre haemodialysis in sri lanka” 8th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches - 2021, to be held on 22nd & 23rd November 2021 at Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Weerawardhana, L. Meegoda, S. Goonewardena “A tool for assessing nurses' knowledge and practices on enteral nutrition therapy; a Modified Delphi study” by was published at the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism- ESPEN virtual conference 2021, in September and then in their journal “Clinical Nutrition ESPEN” 46, S648. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnesp.2021.09.302
  • Edirisinghe NP, Makuloluwa PTR, Amarasekara AATD, Goonewardena CSE. (2022). Severity, Interference, and Qualities of Cancer-related Pain: Descriptive Cross-sectional Study Of lived Experiences of Cancer Patients: Proceedings of 10th Annual Academic Sessions 2022, Faculty of Pain Medicine, College of Anesthesiologists and Intensivists of Sri Lanka, 30, October 2022.
  • Edirisinghe NP, Makuloluwa PTR, Amarasekara AATD, Goonewardena CSE. (2022). Correlates of Severe Pain: Descriptive Study among Patients with Cancer in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of SLIIT International Conference on Advancements in Sciences and Humanities, (11) October, Colombo, 275 - 279.
  • Edirisinghe, N. P., Makuloluwa, T. R., Amarasekara, T. D., & Goonewardena, C. S. E. & Perera S.N, 2022, ‘Development and validation of a Holistically Based follow-up Pain Diary for Documenting Self-Assessed Experience of Cancer Pain’ Pain Association Singapore Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore, held on 26th March 2022
  • Edirisinghe NP, Makuloluwa PTR, Amarasekara AATD, Goonewardena CSE. (2022). Coping with Cancer Pain: A Qualitative Study to Recognize Self pain-Coping Strategies of Cancer Patients Attending Apeksha Hospital, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of 17th SAARC Federation of Oncologists International Cancer Conference & The Sri Lanka College of Oncologists Annual Academic Sessions, (08-10) December, Colombo, pp-34
  • Weerakoon AY, Sirisena KKSN, Kalupahana MCE, Uthpala PGP, Chamod DAS, Athiththan LV, Hettiaratchi UPK, Goonewardena CSE Postpartum weight retention and factors associated with postpartum weight retention in mothers attending child welfare clinics in a selected Medical Officer of Health area, Colombo district. Book of Abstracts of the MSF Asia Scientific Days & International Conference on Medical Sciences (ICM) 2022
  • Weerawardhana SDPL, Meegoda MKDL, Goonewardena CSE Perceptions of quality of life among hospitalized head and neck cancer patients on tube feeding at Apeksha Hospital, Sri Lanka. Book of Abstracts of the MSF Asia Scientific Days & International Conference on Medical Sciences (ICM) 2022
  • Abeysinghe AACC, Allana ARF, Anuththara GS, Atapattu DMVV, Dodangoda AIS, De Silva AHW, Goonewardena CSE Perceived level of English knowledge, challenges in English medium learning and associated factors among first year undergraduates of a selected medical faculty in Sri Lanka. Book of Abstracts of the MSF Asia Scientific Days & International Conference on Medical Sciences (ICM) 2022
  • Thalwaththa MTDTB, Mahima S, Samaranayake M, Nirasha V, Sandakelum T, Banneheke H, Goonewardena CSE Impact on physical activity of Sri Lankan University athletes during COVID-19 lockdown. Book of Abstracts of the MSF Asia Scientific Days & International Conference on Medical Sciences (ICM) 2022
  • Dias MPND, Hidellaarachchi DAU, Lokupathirage AT, Jayatissa LADNP, Wijesooriya DDC, Seneviratne B, Goonewardena CSE Knowledge on thyroid cancer and their associated factors among adults attending out-patient department of a tertiary hospital in Colombo district. Book of Abstracts of the MSF Asia Scientific Days & International Conference on Medical Sciences (ICM) 2022
  • Alahakoon AP, Dasanayaka SJ, Jayasinghe YB, Jayawardane KGW, Wimalanath GO, Wimalasekera SW, Goonewardena CSE Knowledge on colour vision deficiency and its associated factors among adults in western province, Sri Lanka Book of Abstracts of the MSF Asia Scientific Days & International Conference on Medical Sciences (ICM) 2022
  • Senaratne AC, Senaratne WASA, Dissanayake BWDME, Weerasekara HSV, Abeysinghe AADC1, Waas DA, Goonewardena CSE Is bullying accepted in society? A cross sectional study among young adults in selected districts of Sri Lanka Book of Abstracts of the MSF Asia Scientific Days & International Conference on Medical Sciences (ICM) 2022
  • Kumara PMC, Goonewardena CSE Practices of waste management, their associated factors and selected health outcomes among female householders in MOH, Millaniya. Annual Research Symposium of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, 2022
  • Nishshanka N.M.C.L, Waas M.D.I.A., Goonewardena C.S.E, Kasturiarachchi K., Kulathunga K.A.C.J.R., Gamagedara N.S. Effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation therapy on reducing anxiety, stress and improving pregnancy outcomes in primigravida antenatal mothers: a randomized controlled trial. 21st Annual Scientific Congress 2022 - Perinatal Society of Sri Lanka
  • Weerawardhana SDPL, Meegoda MKDL, Goonewardena CSE Factors Affecting Nurses in Providing Nutritional Care for Hospitalized Head and Neck Cancer Patients on Enteral Tube Feeding in Sri Lanka 17th SAARC Federation of Oncologists International Cancer Conference & The Sri Lanka College of Oncologists Annual Academic Sessions December 2022
  • Seneviwickrama KLMD, Heiyanthuduwa HDW, Wijewickrama GK, Manjika S, Senaratna BCV, Jeyakumaran N, Goonewardena CSE Psychological distress among female breast cancer survivors followed up at National Cancer Institute, Sri Lanka 17th SAARC Federation of Oncologists International Cancer Conference & The Sri Lanka College of Oncologists Annual Academic Sessions December 2022
  • Goonewardena CSE, Palihawadana R, Ekanayake M, Pabasara SAD, Wijerathne B, Jeyakumaran N, Gunasekera D, Manjika S, Wijewickrama GK, Seneviwickrama KLMD, Senaratna BCV. Sleep quality among post-surgical female breast cancer survivors followed up at Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama, Sri Lanka, 17th SAARC Federation of Oncologists International Cancer Conference & The Sri Lanka College of Oncologists Annual Academic Sessions December 2022
  • Madushan PAT1, Gunasekera PANCP1, Munasinghe MARN1, Uthpala AAS1, Karunanayaka NS, Goonewardena CSE, Meegoda MKDL Level of knowledge, attitudes, practices of cancer palliative care and their associated factors among nursing officers and the impact of COVID 19 on practices, in Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama 17th SAARC Federation of Oncologists International Cancer Conference & The Sri Lanka College of Oncologists Annual Academic Sessions December 2022
  • Lasanthika TLC, Wanigasuriya JKP, Hettiaratchi UPK, Amarasekara AATD, Goonewardena C. Dialysis adequacy, anthropometric parameters and socio-demographic characteristics of patients receiving haemodialysis in two selected government hospitals in Colombo district, Sri Lanka: Preliminary findings SE5. Sri Lanka Society of Nephrology Academic Sessions 2022. 18th - 20th November 2022. Hotel Galadari, Colombo
  • Lasanthika TLC, Wanigasuriya JKP, Hettiaratchi UPK, Amarasekara AATD, Goonewardena CSE. Selected treatment adherence behaviours and dialysis adequacy among patients undergoing haemodialysis in selected government hospitals in Sri Lanka International Conference on Medical Sciences (ICM) June 2023.
  • Lasanthika TLC, Wanigasuriya JKP, Hettiaratchi UPK, Amarasekara AATD, Goonewardena CSE. Socio-demographic, anthropometric and biochemical determinants of dialysis adequacy among patients undergoing haemodialysis in selected government hospitals in Sri Lanka. SLMA July 2023

 

Research Collaborations

  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • University of Edinboro, UK

 

Awards

  • Received research awards from USJ for 2017 -2020

Other Faculties of University of Sri Jayewardenepura

  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Other Universities

  • Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo
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